Child Custody
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Child custody issues can be found in divorce, dissolution, legal separation, parentage cases and post-decree modifications.  The decision of which person should have custody of a child is determined by the best interest of that child.

What is Best Interest of the Child?

The Ohio Revised Code provides the court with a number of different factors to consider, such as:

  • Wishes of the child’s parents
  • The child’s wishes
  • The interaction and interrelationship of the child with you and your spouse, siblings, and other family members
  • The child's adjustment to his home, school, and community
  • The mental and physical health of all family members
  • The possibility of physical violence by the child's potential custodian
  • The occurrence of ongoing abuse of the child or someone else in the family
  • Your desire to facilitate and encourage continuing relationship between the other parent and your child


What Options Do I Have?

There are a number of different options that the court can order in a child custody issue.  That is why you need to have an experienced attorney represent you to explain your different options.